A-Basin ski season officially ends Sunday | VailDaily.com

A-Basin ski season officially ends Sunday

Kim Marquis

ARAPAHOE BASIN – Lift-served skiing will end Sunday when Arapahoe Basin Ski Area closes for the season. A-Basin traditionally stays open the longest in the region. It will close on its planned last day, Sunday.Most of the other resorts in Eagle and Summit counties have been closed since mid-April. Local resorts received average snowfall this season, but some reported an uptick in the number of skier visitors compared to recent years that posted lower numbers due to a slow national economy and a longstanding drought that affected snowfall.Vail Resorts has not yet released its numbers for the season, but preliminary counts by the National Ski Areas Association indicate a 2.4 percent increase in skier visits in the Rocky Mountain region this season.Vail Resorts is expected to report a strong third quarter after a healthy ski season. The company owns Breckenridge and Keystone resorts in Summit County.A-Basin is also expected to post strong skier numbers. It saw some of the busiest weekends this month as snow conditions remained good and Front Range skiers flocked to the High Country.There will be top-to-bottom intermediate terrain open at A-Basin this week. The Mutha’ Hucker terrain park is open with jumps, hits and rails.Vail, Colorado

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